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Duchamp in Context:
Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works
Linda Dalrymple Henderson

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List of Illustrations
Part I: Duchamp and Invisible Reality, 1911-1912
1 Duchamp's First Quest for the Invisible:
X-Rays, Transparency, and Internal Views of
the Figure,
X-Rays: History and Popularization
Duchamp's Painting and X-Rays, 1911-1912
Picabia, Cubism, and X-Rays
2 The Invisible Reality of Matter Itself: Electrons, Radioactivity, and Even Alchemy,
Spring and Summer
Giving Form to Electrons
Munich Works, Summer 1912: Radioactivity,
Alchemy, and Chemistry
Munich Works, Summer 1912: First
Borrowings from the Language of Technology
Part II: The Transition from Painter to Artist
as Engineer-Scientist, Fall
3 From Painter to Engineer, I:
Depersonalization of Drawing Style and Adoption of Human-Machine Analogies, Fall

New Approaches to the Drawn Line
Duchamp, the Machine, and Human-Machine Analogies
The "Jura-Paris Road" Project
4 The Lure of Science: Imaginative Scientists (Crookes, Tesla) and Scientific
Imaginations (Jarry, Roussel)
Sir William Crookes (1832-1919): Science and the Unknown
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943): Science as Spectacle
Alfred Jarry (1873-1907): Themes of
Electromagnetism and Electricity in "Docteur Faustroll" and "Le Surmale"
Raymond Roussel (1877-1933): Scientific
Machines in "Impressions d'Afrique"
5 From Painter to Engineer, II: A Rousselian
Dialogue with the Equipment of Science and
Technology Begins,
"Painting of Precision": "Chocolate
Grinder (No. 1)" and "Chocolate Grinder
(No. 2)"
"Beauty of Indifference": "Musical Erratum," the "3 Standard Stoppages," and
the Early Readymades
Part III: "Playful" Science and Technology in The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even
(The Large Glass),
6 Toward the Large Glass: The Box of 1914
and General Introduction to the Glass
The "Box of 1914" and the Model of
Leonardo's Science
New York, 1915: Execution of the "Large Glass" Begins
7 First Conceptions of the Bride and Her
Interaction with the Bachelors
The Theme of Collision: From Popular
Culture to Science and Beyond
The Bride as Automobile
The Bride as a Modern Automaton Descended
from Villiers's "L'Eve future"
8 The Large Glass as a Painting of Electromagnetic Frequency
Hertzian Waves and Wireless Telegraphy in
French Culture and Avant-Grade Literature
Communication via Electromagnetic Waves in the Art and Theory of Kupka
Wireless Telegraphy, Telepathy, and Radio
Control in the "Large Glass"
"Appareils Enregistreurs" and Other
Indexical Signs in the "Large Glass"
9 Other Scientific and Technological
Dimensions of the Bride
Meteorology and the Eiffel Tower
The Bride as an Incandescent Lightbulb
Biology and the Bride: J.-H. Fabre and
Remy de Gourmont
10 Other Scientific and Technological
Dimensions of the Bachelors, I: The Bachelor Apparatus as Playground of the Would-Be
Physical Chemist
Old and New Identities in the Bachelor Apparatus
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, the
Liquefaction of Gases, and Jean Perrin's "Molecular Reality"
11 Other Scientific and Technological
Dimensions of the Bachelors, II: The Unknown
Mobile and Desire Dynamo, Playful Mechanics,
and Agriculture in the Large Glass
Rediscovering the Mobile, the Desire
Dynamo, and Aspects of Energy and Power in the Bachelor Apparatus
Playful Mechanics in the Chariot and the Juggler/Handler of Gravity
The Chariot as the "Plow of Life" in
Duchamp's "Machine Agricole"
Part IV: Conclusion
12 Conclusion, I: New Thoughts on Style and
Content in Relation to Science and Technology
in Duchamp's Large Glass
The Musee des Arts et Metiers, Roussel, and
Duchamp's Humorous Invention of a
"Plastically Imaged Mixture of Events"
The "Large Glass" as a
Scientific-Technological Allegory of Love
and Life: The Virgin, Persephone, and the Eiffel Tower
13 Conclusion, II: An Overview of Duchamp's
Playful Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Early Works
From Bergsonian Cubism to Science and
Invention: A "Continuum of...
Magnetization or of Repulsion"
A Review of Science, Technology, and
Self-Fashioning in Duchamp's Early Works, the "Large Glass" Project, and the
The "Large Glass" in the Context of Early
Twentieth-Century Modernism
14 Coda: Extensions and Echoes of the Large Glass
Electricity and Electromagnetism in
Duchamp's Later Works
The 1950s Legal Tablet Listings: Thoughts of Another "Box"?
Appendix A: The Collection of Notes Duchamp
Contemplated in His 1950s Legal Tablet Listings
Appendix B: A Note on the Construction of Duchamp as Alchemist
Outline of Bibliography

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